The annual Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Act of Remembrance was held on a beautiful autumnal day in the Area of Peace within the Garden at 11am on Friday 11th November 2016. The Service was once again conducted by the Reverend Dr. Colin McClure, the Minister of First Larne Presbyterian Church, and this year was attended by over 200 people. Those attending included both serving and retired police officers and support staff, along with many members of the wider police family. A number of wreaths were laid, including one on
First Minister honours RUC’s fallen heroes
Published 21/10/2016- Courtesy of BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
First Minister Arlene Foster has described a visit to the Memorial Garden to fallen police officers as an “incredibly poignant and personal experience”.
The DUP leader received a tour of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Garden at Brooklyn in East Belfast.
It was created as a tribute to policing in Northern Ireland and in particular to the service and sacrifice of RUC officers.
Photos courtesy of Kelvin Boyd -Press Eye
ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY GEORGE CROSS FOUNDATION TRANING DAY AT MOUNT STEWART
This year the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation’s annual Training Day was held on Wednesday 12th October in the grounds of Mount Stewart, a magnificent National Trust property situated at the northern shores of Strangford Lough.
Thirty Foundation volunteers along with the office staff enjoyed, on a beautiful autumnal day, a guided tour of the Gardens and the House, and some of the more energetic then took part of the afternoon to explore the newly opened trails around the extensive
Robert (Roy) Black’s definitive work covering the Honours and Medals awarded to the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC from its formation in 1922 to its incorporation into the Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2001 will be on sale from 2nd June.
The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC is intrinsically linked to the turbulent history of Northern Ireland and will be judged by future generations as to the part it played in this history on the facts and how they are presented. One of the yardsticks available for this judgement will be the